COYANOSA, TX (KWES) - Fort Stockton and Imperial Fire Departments are responding to a fire that occurred near Coyanosa.
The explosion reportedly happened around 10 a.m. Friday morning.
According to first responders two people were injured. They are both reportedly stable and are being transported to UMC in Lubbock.
The Railroad Commission is reportedly investigating the incident but the offices are closed due to the holidays and thus are not available for comment.
The fire started when a 24-inch pipeline exploded. As of 12:30 p.m. the fire is still burning but contained.
The pipeline appears to be a part of the Permian System from Energy Transfer Midstream,. The system is part of approximately 7,820 miles of natural gas pipeline spread across 8 processing facilities: Waha, Coyanosa, Red Bluff, Halley, Jal, Keyston, Tippet and Rebel.
Here is some information about the pipeline from their website:
The Permian Basin gathering system assets offer wellhead-to-market services to producers in the Texas counties of Ward, Winkler, Reeves, Pecos, Crocket, Upton, Crane, Ector, Culberson, Reagan and Andrews counties, as well as into Eddy and Lea counties in New Mexico which surround the Waha Hub, one of Texas’s developing NGLs-rich natural gas market areas. As a result of the proximity of our system to the Waha Hub, the Waha gathering system has a variety of market outlets for the natural gas that we gather and process, including several major interstate and intrastate pipelines serving California, the mid-continent region of the United States and Texas natural gas markets. The NGL market outlets include Lone Star’s NGL pipeline.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.